Friday five favourite: Pixar shorts

26 08 2016

One of the joys of going to see a Pixar film at the cinema, is that you get to watch a short first, and generally you forget until you’re on the way and you think, oo, I wonder what it’ll be this time! You have a vague idea of the film you’re going to see, but this is a totally unknown treat to warm you up.

Over the years there have been some classics, but I do have favourites. I found some of them on youtube, for others I’ve just had to put the trailer, but you can find them on the Pixar Short DVDs they sell, or I think on the DVDs of the films they were in cinema with. (A full list of Pixar shorts and their relative feature length films can be found here)

I went to see Finding Dory last week, and really enjoyed that short, though it’s not listed below because in a way it feels too soon to decide if it’s a classic!

Anyway, enjoy.

Lava (before Inside Out)

Day & Night (before Toy Story 3)

The Blue Umbrella(before Monsters University)

For the Birds (before Monsters Inc)

Luxo Jr (before Toy Story 2 (but made in 1986))





The Vow – by Kim & Krickett Carpenter

1 07 2014

This book was not at all what I expected.

I watched the film when it came out at the cinema. A story of a couple who have an accident and the woman loses all memory of her husband and he has to win her over again.

The key word in that trailer is “inspired by”, not “based on” true events. Technically that outline also covers the story in the book, except the details are very different, and for one key point: The book is a testimony. The book is the story of how God was central to their relationship, their marriage, and how they both had to lean on Him to get through it all. It is an autobiography and the focus is God. He doesn’t even get a look in on the film!

The book is also very different in the way they meet, how the relationship develops, the wedding, the relationship between the husband and her parents – it may as well be a different story but for the very basic outline.

I love this book because it shows how through the most truly awful circumstances, God worked through it, and brought them to a much better place than they could have imagined.

At the time apparently their story got a lot of press coverage, I don’t remember this, but they were so passionate to share what God had done each time they shared their story. It’s inspirational!

the vow





Great lines from: 10 Things I hate about you

29 06 2013

A while ago I talked about my favourite chick flicks, so here’s some of the best lines from 10 Things I Hate About You 🙂


“Yea but see there’s a difference between like and love, because I like my sketchers, but I love my Prada backpack”

“But I love my sketchers”

“That’s because you don’t have a Prada backpack”

“Oh!”


“I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?”

“I think you can in Europe!”


“Where did you come from? Planet Loser?”

“As opposed to planet look-at-me look-at-me?”


“Maybe if we were the last two people alive, and there were no sheep. Are there sheep?!”


“My fenders don’t exactly whip me into a verbal frenzy”


“Woops?! My insurance does not cover PMS!”


“Mr Stratford it’s just a party!”

“And hell is just a sauna”


“Now that, right there – who needs affection when I have blind hatred!”


“Just because you’re beautiful it doesn’t mean you can treat people like they don’t matter”


“Now, I know Shakespeare’s a dead white guy, but he knows his ****, so we can overlook that”


“Cos I know you’re a fan of Shakespeare”

“More than a fan, we’re involved”

“Ok…”


“That was until she kissed me”

“Where?”

“In the car”


“You’re looking at this from entirely the wrong perspective, we’re making a statement”

“Oh goodie! Something new and different for us!”


“Why should I live up to other peoples expectations rather than my own?”


“I’ve got news for you, kissing isn’t what keeps me up to my elbows in placenta all day long”


“What’s normal? Those Dawson’s River kids sleeping in each other’s beds and what not?”


“*That*’s for making my date bleed, *that*’s for my sister, and *that*’s for me”


“I hate the way you talk to me and the way you cut your hair,
I hate it when you drive my car, I hate it when you stare.
I hate your big dumb combat boots and the way you read my mind,
I hate you so much it makes me sick, it even makes me rhyme.
I hate the way you’re always right, I hate it when you lie,
I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry.
I hate it when you’re not around, and the fact you didn’t call,
But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you,
not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.”


“It’s not every day you find a girl who’ll flash someone to get you out of detention”


“You can’t just buy me a guitar every time you screw up you know?”

“Yea I know. But then there’s always drums and bass and maybe even one day a tambourine!”





Friday five favourite: Chick flicks part 2

21 06 2013

Continued from last week:

To avoid too much judgement I’m doing chick flicks, not just “films”, because if I did my five favourite films I’d get looked down on!
The other key word here is “favourite”, not “Friday five best”, so I’m totally entitled to my own opinion 🙂

So here are this weeks! Last week were more classic, these are, bar one, a bit more recent!

27 Dresses

just gutted that the trailer barely covers Benny & The Jets!

The Proposal

Definitely Maybe

The Object of my Affection

Pitch Perfect

So given the 10 films over the last 2 weeks, are there any you loved? Are there any off the list you think I should have included or think I should see?





Friday five favourite: Chick flicks part 1

14 06 2013

To avoid too much judgement I’m doing chick flicks, not just “films”, because if I did my five favourite films I’d get looked down on!
The other key word here is “favourite”, not “Friday five best”, so I’m totally entitled to my own opinion 🙂

This has been so hard to get down to five, first I eliminated things like Little Women that seem to straddle the border between classic literature and chick flicks, great as it is! Even then, nope, it still wasn’t working, so here’s part 1 of 2, it’s going to have to be a list of 10, there’s just too many!

This week I’ve focused on what are probably some slightly older ones mainly, some proper classics 🙂

10 Things I hate about you

I spend most of this film wanting Julia Stiles’ hair… seriously!

Sleepless in Seattle

I was first introduced to this by my mum and while we both ended up with it on DVD, if it was on telly we’d still sit down together to watch it. In the film the girls talk along with a film they watch that they know really well – I do it with this film!

Clueless

You know you’ve seen a film too many times when you spot a few clips in the trailer than aren’t in the film.
But worse, when you realise they used a different take in the trailer on on scene than in the film… “I totally paused” was totally different!


These 2 are a little more recent, but still fall under the ‘classic’s heading I think 🙂

The Holiday

Love Actually

So you know the drill:
What are your favourite chick flicks?